You know you’re deep into writing a book proposal when food and sleep seem like unnecessary luxuries, you’re filled with uncharacteristic self-doubt, you’ve developed a keyboard hunchback even more pronounced than usual, you pass the Million Visitor Benchmark without noticing, and — most shocking of all — you’re down to less than one InstaPundit visit each day.

On the other hand, research for the book involved inventing a pasta sauce made from heavy cream, parmesan, mozzarella, and some secret herbs and spices. Wisk it constantly over high heat, and it becomes